This video was taken with the Camera Car on the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.
The Camera was pulled around the world famous O Scale Layout in 1990 after it was moved from the St Paul Union Depot some years earlier.
Paul Gruetzman built the camera car so that we can see what it is like to actually ride a train around the layout . The trains run through the Minneapolis Depot and across the Mississippi River on the Stone Arch Bridge built by James J Hill.
This video was done when the Museum was located at Bandana Square.
In 2016, The Museum had to move – it is now at a location near University Avenue near the old Amtrak Station.
The current address is 668 Transfer Road Suite 8 St. Paul Minnesota 55114
Visit the Museum
The museum is currently operating Saturday, Sunday and Monday each week.
Saturday 10AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Monday 10 AM – 3 PM
Twin City Model Railroad Museum has many of the different types of trains, buildings and other models – of all sizes.
There are many different model gauges and scales including:
O Scale – the internationally renowned O Scale layout.
G – Garden – about 1/24th
Standard Gauge -1/32nd
O Scale – 1/48th (also Lionel Trains)
S Scale – 1/64th (also
OO Scale 1/72nd
HO Scale – 1/87th
N Scale 1/ 160th
Z scale – 1/22th.
Toy trains are also represented from different manufacturers including: Lionel, American Flyer, Marklin, Marx and others.